New works from Clive Hicks-Jenkins: Adventures in Books
7th – 30th Oct, Martin Tinney Gallery, St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff CF10 3DD
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6, Saturday 10 – 2 Closed Sunday and Monday
In the first six months of Lockdown I turned my attention to several outstanding book projects, including the commission from Faber & Faber to make illustrations for Simon Armitage’s new translation of The Owl & the Nightingale (see image above) and a small picture-book, The Bird House, for Design for Today. With those completed I turned my attention to a subject that had long held fascination for me, and with a commitment to publish from Design for Today, I invited the poet Olivia McCannon to explore with me the fairy tale Beauty & the Beast.
Olivia and I used many literary and cinematic sources for our work, most significantly Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film of La Belle et la Bête, and the result of what we’ve made together, Beauty & Beast, will be out later this year.
New works from Clive Hicks-Jenkins: Adventures in Books, will showcase my illustration work of the past couple of years, including artworks for The Owl & the Nightingale, Beauty & Beast and the Beauty & Beast Toy Theatre, also published by Design for Today.
How can paintings / pictures be edible? My first reaction was so physical that I wanted to eat the glorious patchwork owl & rainbow plant life. Envy is bad and a wasteful feeling so I will, instead, be happy for those lucky enough to be in Cardiff and see the work ‘in the real.’
Love as always
“I wish, how I wish ” , to be able to travel to Cardiff by then. I shall be there in my thoughts, and in my heart, anyway.
Love from Madrid